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March 19, 2021
The congressional and legislative district boundaries are redrawn every 10 years, based on data gleaned from the U.S. Census. Over the years — in Indiana and elsewhere — these lines have been drawn to diminish the electoral clout of racial minorities and/or keep a dominant political party in power. The result: noncompetitive districts that resemble the inkblots used in a Rorschach test, millions of frustrated voters, and a whole bunch of legal challenges, including some that have gone all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. On this week’s show, we’ll examine the long-running debate over how Hoosiers’ congressional and legislative district maps take shape. Joining Host Jon Schwantes this week to talk about Indiana’s redistricting process will be Senator Tim Lanane, a Democrat from Anderson, Julia Vaughn, policy director of Common Cause Indiana and Jay Yeager, an Indianapolis attorney who’s been at the forefront of several recent legal battles over gerrymandering.
March 24, 2023
Indiana legislators are weighing potential remedies for healthcare costs. What is the right...
Mental Health Legislation
March 17, 2023
Diagnosing and treating mental illness is important. Next on Indiana Lawmakers, legislation...
Is pending anti-voter-fraud legislation for securing election integrity or an attempt at voter suppression?
March 10, 2023
Is pending anti-voter-fraud legislation for securing election integrity or an attempt at voter...
Could legislation currently being considered at the Statehouse send K-12 teachers and librarians to prison?
March 3, 2023
Could legislation currently being considered at the Statehouse send K-12 teachers and librarians...
Is it time in Indiana to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cannabis?
February 24, 2023
On the next edition of Indiana Lawmakers, Is it time in Indiana to decriminalize the possession...
Should the state make investments in funds on the basis of fostering environmental, social, or governance (ESG) goals?
February 17, 2023
Next on “Indiana Lawmakers”, should legislators ban state fund investments that consider...
Should our state keep partisan politics out of our schools?
February 10, 2023
Governor Eric Holcomb's 2023 Agenda
February 3, 2023
On the next Indiana Lawmakers, Governor Eric Holcomb’s 2023 agenda: increased funding for...
State Constitutional Amendment for Bail
January 27, 2023
A state constitutional amendment for Bail? Greater protection for Hoosiers or an erosion of...
Governor Holcomb’s push for a sweeping overhaul of the state’s public health system
January 20, 2023
Senator Ed Charbonneau, Representative Ann Vermilion, Dr. Kristina Box & Dr. Virginia Caine...
Caucus Leaders Discuss the Legislative Agenda for the 2023 General Assembly Session
January 13, 2023
Indiana Lawmakers are back to work and so are we. Join us as we kick off this legislative session...
General Assembly Reporters' Recap
March 18, 2022
On the next “Indiana Lawmakers” host Jon Schwantes and Statehouse journalists will assess...
2022 General Assembly Session Review
March 11, 2022
On this edition of Indiana Lawmakers, the four caucus leaders join host Jon Schwantes to review...
Indiana's Regulatory Landscape
March 4, 2022
Who is better equipped to shape the state’s regulatory landscape, state legislators or government...
Indiana's Energy Future
February 25, 2022
On Indiana Lawmakers we discuss our state’s energy future from coal, natural gas, wind, solar,...
Handgun Carry Permits
February 18, 2022
On the next “Indiana Lawmakers” we discuss a Statehouse bill that would allow most adults...
Decriminalization of Marijuana
February 11, 2022
On the next Indiana Lawmakers we look at Indiana’s ongoing debate over the legalization —...
The Spike in Violent Crime
February 4, 2022
On the next Indiana Lawmakers we discuss at the spike in violent crime: HOW did we get to this...